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  • 9:00 am-5:00 pm November 14, Thursday

    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614

    Free Admission to Illinois Residents

    Recurring Event: Every Thursday

    Free Admission to Illinois Residents

    Description

    Illinois residents can enjoy free admission as part of our Suggested Donation Thursdays. Explore the entire museum – no special exhibit admission required! Plus, enjoy our daily programming, including Story Time, Critter Connections, Animal Feedings, and the First Flight Butterfly Release at no additional cost.

    Love the Nature Museum? Support us with a donation on your next visit. Want to enjoy free admission year round? Become a Nature Museum member and enjoy free admission every day, plus discounts on programs, and invitations to exclusive events for one low price. Learn more at naturemuseum.org/membership

  • 10:30 am-2:00 pm November 14, Thursday

    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614

    Drop-By Bee Programming

    Children & Family

    Drop-By Bee Programming

    Description

    Become a beekeeper for a day! Check out an observational hive, courtesy of Bike-A-Bee, starting at 10:30am and learn about bees during our bee-themed Story Time at 11am. Then, check out our drop-by table to explore the tools of the trade, discover specimens from our collection, and take part in a honey tasting courtesy of BeeLove! Plus, go on buzzworthy bee missions in Amazing Pollinators.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 11:00 am-11:30 am November 14, Thursday

    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614

    Story Time

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Daily

    Story Time

    Description

    Head to Hands-on Habitat to listen to a story picked for our littlest visitors, and then keep the fun going with games and activities.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 12:00 pm-12:15 pm November 14, Thursday

    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614

    Critter Connection

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Daily

    Critter Connection

    Description

    Snakes, turtles, salamanders...more than 50 animal species reside in our lab. Get up close with one of our critters and learn about our animal friends that live at the Nature Museum.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 1:00 pm-1:15 pm November 14, Thursday

    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614

    Live Animal Feeding

    Children & Family | Recurring Event:

    Live Animal Feeding

    Description

    From turtles to snakes, from rats to insects, there are a variety of critters that call the Nature Museum home. Join us in Mysteries of the Marsh to learn about their special diets and see our experts feed some of our animals.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 2:00 pm-2:15 pm November 14, Thursday

    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614

    First Flight Butterfly Release

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Every day

    First Flight Butterfly Release

    Description

    Join us every day at 2pm in the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven as we release newly emerged butterflies for the first time! Experience the wonder of free-flying butterflies and birds, and watch as they take their first flight!

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 6:00 pm-8:00 pm November 14, Thursday

    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614

    Hives & Honey: Bees & Cooking Creatively with Honey

    Adult

    Hives & Honey: Bees & Cooking Creatively with Honey

    Description

    Join us as we partner with Green City Market and Honey Works to explore the world of bees and how we use honey to cook.

    In the first half of this two hour class, Colin Ley from Honey Works will discuss bee life cycles and how honey is made. Then, Green City Market chefs will demo creative ways to use honey in baking and fermentation. Attendees will learn how to bake a honey cake and make fermented honey garlic, utilizing raw honey from Green City Market vendor Honey Works.

    Cost: $40/person

    Registration Information

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    Participants under 18 years old are welcome to join us accompanied by an adult. Before registering a participant under 18 for the workshop, please email programs@naturemuseum.org.

 
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